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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Public Skating

  1. Public Skating

    January 21, 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

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  2. Public Skating

    January 22, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

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  3. Public Skating

    January 28, 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

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  4. Public Skating

    January 29, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

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Recreation

  1. Open Forum Meetings 2017

    January 3 - December 5

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  2. Trampoline Dodgeball Grade 3-8

    January 17, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Launch Trampoline Park

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  3. Trampoline Dodgeball Grade 9-12

    January 17, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Launch Trampoline Park

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  4. Cops & Rec Coed Dodgeball Program

    January 18, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Middle School Small Gymnasium

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  5. Cops & Rec Middle School Floor Hockey

    January 20, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Middle School Small Gymnasium

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  6. Middle School Fun and Game Night

    January 20, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School Gymnasium

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  7. Floor Hockey Grades K-5

    January 21, 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM @ Hosmer Small Gymnasium for Grades K-1 Hosmer Large Gymnasium for Grades 2-5

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  8. Little Shooters Basketball

    January 21, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Hosmer Large Gymnasium

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  9. Mini Creative Crafts

    January 21, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Hosmer School Cafeteria

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  10. Mighty Mite Pre-Kindergarten Sports

    January 21, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Hosmer School Small Gymnasium

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  11. Watertown High School Girls Hockey vs. Wakefield High School

    January 21, 12:30 PM @ John A. Ryan Arena

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  12. Wachusett Mountain Ski-Board Program

    January 21, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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  13. Bentley University vs. Sacred Heart University

    January 21, 7:05 PM @ John A. Ryan Arena

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  14. Men's Basketball- Open Gym

    January 22, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Watertown Middle School Gymnasium

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  15. A Baton, Cheer and Dance with the Blue Belles

    January 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Phillip's School Gym

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  16. Trampoline Dodgeball Grade 3-8

    January 24, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Launch Trampoline Park

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  17. Trampoline Dodgeball Grade 9-12

    January 24, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Launch Trampoline Park

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  18. Cops & Rec Coed Dodgeball Program

    January 25, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Middle School Small Gymnasium

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  19. Watertown High School Girls Hockey vs. Woburn High School

    January 25, 5:00 PM @ John A. Ryan Arena

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  20. Cops & Rec Middle School Floor Hockey

    January 27, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Middle School Small Gymnasium

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  21. Middle School Fun and Game Night

    January 27, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Watertown Middle School Gymnasium

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  22. Floor Hockey Grades K-5

    January 28, 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM @ Hosmer Small Gymnasium for Grades K-1 Hosmer Large Gymnasium for Grades 2-5

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  23. Little Shooters Basketball

    January 28, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Hosmer Large Gymnasium

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  24. Mini Creative Crafts

    January 28, 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Hosmer School Cafeteria

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  25. Mighty Mite Pre-Kindergarten Sports

    January 28, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Hosmer School Small Gymnasium

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  26. Wachusett Mountain Ski-Board Program

    January 28, 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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  27. Men's Basketball- Open Gym

    January 29, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Watertown Middle School Gymnasium

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  28. A Baton, Cheer and Dance with the Blue Belles

    January 30, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Phillip's School Gym

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Senior Center/Council on Aging

  1. A MATTER OF BALANCE

    January 17, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week series is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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  2. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    January 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it's fun! Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  3. WINTER WONDERLAND - PAINTING WITH DAWN SCALTRETO

    January 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Don't let winter weather keep you home! Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon workshop with Dawn Scaltreto, renowned artist and Watertown Senior Center art instructor. Everyone will paint a winter wonderland scene. All your supplies are provided. Bring a friend and enjoy this creative workshop for beginners to experienced painters. Dawn will walk each participant through the process of creating their own unique winter scene on stretched canvas. Each artist will leave with a unique 12" x 16" acrylic painting ready for hanging! Call the Senior Center to pre-register at 617-972-6490.

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  4. YOGA FOR SENIORS

    January 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Led by experienced yoga teacher, Henry Oliveri, this class is done using a chair (or you can bring your own mat) and provides a gentlE stretch and limbering for the body and a restorative exercise for the mind.

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  5. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    January 20, 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it's fun! Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  6. ART CLASS WITH DAWN SCALTRETO

    January 23, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Join us Monday mornings for art and a fun time to socialize with other painters. Dawn Scaltreto will give you tips for your art work and will discuss different techniques of painting. Seniors should bring their own supplies.

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  7. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    January 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it's fun! Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  8. BRIDGE AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    January 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    New players are always welcome! Stop by if you'd like to play!

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  9. A MATTER OF BALANCE

    January 24, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week series is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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  10. NOTABLE WOMEN OF WATERTOWN

    January 25, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Watertown, MA boasts some of the most remarkable women of the mid-19th to early 20th century. They are painters, writers, and sculptors: Maria White Lowell, Harriet Hosmer, and Anne Whitney, all interred here at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. Join Mount Auburn volunteer docent Rosemarie Smurzynski to learn more about their lives and works. Pre-registration is requested. Call 617-972-6490 to reserve your seat.

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  11. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    January 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it's fun! Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  12. YOGA FOR SENIORS

    January 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Led by experienced yoga teacher, Henry Oliveri, this class is done using a chair (or you can bring your own mat) and provides a gentlE stretch and limbering for the body and a restorative exercise for the mind.

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  13. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    January 27, 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it's fun! Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  14. ART CLASS WITH DAWN SCALTRETO

    January 30, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Join us Monday mornings for art and a fun time to socialize with other painters. Dawn Scaltreto will give you tips for your art work and will discuss different techniques of painting. Seniors should bring their own supplies.

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  15. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    January 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light-stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it's fun! Whether it's to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

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  16. BRIDGE AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    January 30, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    New players are always welcome! Stop by if you'd like to play!

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  17. A MATTER OF BALANCE

    January 31, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week series is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Skating Rink - John A. Ryan Arena

  1. Public Skating

    January 21, 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

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  2. Public Skating

    January 22, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ John A. Ryan Arena

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  3. Public Skating

    January 28, 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM

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  4. Public Skating

    January 29, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM @ John A. Ryan Arena

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Town Calendar

  1. Watertown Housing Partnership

    January 17, 6:00 PM @ Administration Building, Third Floor

    Agenda posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. Please contact Andrea Adams to confirm the date, time and place

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  2. Committee on Economic Development and Planning

    January 17, 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM @ Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber, Administration Building

    The Committee will discuss the use of the former police station.

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  3. Budget and Finance Subcommittee Meeting

    January 18, 6:30 PM @ Innovation Lab, 3rd Floor, Phillips Building

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  4. Watertown Commission on Disabilities Meeting

    January 18, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lower Hearing Room

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  5. Conservation Commission Meeting

    January 18, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Philip Pane Lower Meeting Room

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  6. Licensing Board Meeting

    January 19, 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM @ Lower Hearing Room

    ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES: December 15, 2016 2. Special Licenses: ( See Below) a. Armenian Educational & Cultural Center/Valentines Dance February 4,2017 • Special One Day All alcohol License 3. Arsenal Group, LLC c/o/ Boylston Properties 490 Arsenal Way • Storage of Inflammables 4. Intelligentsia Coffee Inc. 810 Mt. Auburn Street • Common Victualler 5. Miller’s Ale House 617 Arsenal Street • Change of Manager 6. D&D Pizza Sub, Inc. Continued from December 15, 2016 135 Mt. Auburn Street • Common Victualler License 7. Donohue Holdings INC. d/b/a Donohue’s 87 Bigelow Ave • Alteration Of Premise 8. 3D’s Market Incorporated d/b/a Bemis Market Continued from November 17, 2016 11 Standish Road Watertown, MA 02472 • Status Hearing 9. New Salts, Inc. d/b/a La Bodega by Salts 21 Nicholas Ave Continued from November 17, 2016 • Status Hearing 10. Dionysus, LLC d/b/a Dionysus 311 Arsenal Street • Status Hearing Continued from

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  7. COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

    January 23, 6:30 PM @ RICHARD E MASTRANGELO COUNCIL CHAMBER

    To discuss: 1. The Watertown Adopt-an-Island Program 2. Organic Compositing 3. Status reports on previous items (as time allows): a. Mt. Auburn Street Project b. Howe Park renovations c. Community Path projects d. 2017 roads program updates e. Complete Streets program next steps

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  8. Committee on Public Works

    January 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber, Administration Building

    The Committee will discuss the Adopt an Island Program, Organic Composting, and provide status updates on previously discussed items if time permits.

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  9. Town Council Meeting

    January 24, 7:15 PM - 10:30 PM @ Richard E. Mastrangelo Council Chamber, Administration Building

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  10. Community Meeting

    January 25, 6:30 PM @ Project Site

    Community Meeting hosted by the Project Petitioner. Conversion of existing building to residential apartments.

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  11. Zoning Board of Appeals

    January 25, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to decide on cases relating to relief from the Zoning Ordinance

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Town Clerk

  1. Licensing Board Meeting

    January 19, 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM @ Philip Pane Hearing Room (Basement Level)

    Meetings are conducted to approve licenses for business and organizations in town.

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  2. Special Licensing Board Meeting

    January 19, 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM @ Philip Pane Hearing Room (Basement Level)

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